Crampfish
Crampfish Cramp"fish` (kr?mp"f?sh`), n. (Zo["o]l.) The torpedo, or electric ray, the touch of which gives an electric shock. See {Electric fish}, and {Torpedo}. [1913 Webster]

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  • crampfish — [krampt′fish΄] n. pl. crampfish or crampfishes (see FISH) ELECTRIC RAY …   English World dictionary

  • Crampfish — may refer to: Coffin ray, Hypnos monopterygius Atlantic torpedo, Torpedo nobiliana Common torpedo, Torpedo torpedo This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. If an …   Wikipedia

  • crampfish — Torpedo Tor*pe do, n.; pl. {Torpedoes}. [L. torpedo, inis, from torpere to be stiff, numb, or torpid. See {Torpid}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of elasmobranch fishes belonging to {Torpedo} and allied genera. They… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • crampfish — /kramp fish /, n., pl. crampfishes, (esp. collectively) crampfish. See electric ray. [1585 95; CRAMP1 + FISH] * * * …   Universalium

  • crampfish — trumpauodegė elektrinė raja statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Hypnos monopterygius angl. crampfish rus. короткохвостый гнюс ryšiai: platesnis terminas – trumpauodegės elektrinės rajos …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • crampfish — paprastoji torpeda statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Torpedo torpedo angl. crampfish; eyed electric ray rus. глазчатый электрический скат; обыкновенный электрический скат ryšiai: platesnis terminas –… …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • crampfish — noun any sluggish bottom dwelling ray of the order Torpediniformes having a rounded body and electric organs on each side of the head capable of emitting strong electric discharges • Syn: ↑electric ray, ↑numbfish, ↑torpedo • Hypernyms: ↑ray •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • crampfish — n. (Zoology) fish that has electric organs and is able to give electrical shock from its organs and enlarged pectoral (lives in tropical or temperate seas), electric ray, numbfish, electrical fish, torpedo …   English contemporary dictionary

  • crampfish electric ray — marmurinė torpeda statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Torpedo marmorata angl. crampfish electric ray; marbled electric ray rus. мраморный гнюс; мраморный электрический скат; обыкновенный электрический… …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • Fish torpedo — Torpedo Tor*pe do, n.; pl. {Torpedoes}. [L. torpedo, inis, from torpere to be stiff, numb, or torpid. See {Torpid}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of elasmobranch fishes belonging to {Torpedo} and allied genera. They… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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